Assassination movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant assassination movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with assassination, assassin, murder, deadly, conspiracy, death, politics, violence, corruption and dialogue plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
assassination movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as assassination: Hitman (2007), 11.22.63 (2016), Nick of Time (1995), Assassins (1995), The Parallax View (1974), Killing Lincoln (2013), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Z (1969), Death of a President (2006), London Has Fallen (2016).

List of assassination movies

Hitman (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, killer, one man army, assassination, danger, sniper, cia, interpol, fight scenes, secret identity, fist fighting, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, istanbul turkey, moscow russia ...
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11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, surveillance, kennedy assassination, murder, escapades, time, conspiracy, historical event, period piece, time traveler ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 50s, year 1963, future
Place: usa, dallas texas
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Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, accountant, terrorism, murder, conspiracy theory, one day, assassination plot, psychological torture, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Assassins (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, assassination, competition, cia, police chase, rescue, sniper, danger, criminal heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, caribbean, detroit, seattle, west indies ...
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The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, assassination, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, political conspiracy, political corruption, reporter, state affairs, political intrigue, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, los angeles, seattle washington, latin america
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Killing Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing a tyrant, as he charged the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: assassination, state affairs, usa president, obsession, americana, hitman, head of state, deadly, conspiracy, murder, father son relationship, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, philadelphia, virginia, maryland, illinois ...
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, manhunt, military, assassination, terrorist group, espionage, track down, 9/11, navy seal, explosion, undercover agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, year 2011 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, langley virginia, poland ...
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Z (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: assassination, military, politics, political corruption, photojournalist, protest, liberal, police, government, cia, courtroom drama, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: greece, europe
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Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, politics, secret service, terrorism, sniper, false accusation, map, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, legal investigation, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future, year 2007
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, north korea, washington d.c. ...
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London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist attack, danger, assassination, save the day, heroes, terrorist, president, surveillance, conspiracy, world politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, tower bridge london, buckingham palace, big ben london ...
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Assassin's Creed (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, France, UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malta
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Through unlocked genetic memories that allow him to relive the adventures of his ancestor in 15th century Spain, Callum Lynch discovers he's a descendant of the secret 'Assassins' society. After gaining incredible knowledge and ...
Style: exciting, serious, surprise ending, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, time travel, assassination, assassin, imaginary, memory, secret society, danger, undercover, brotherhood, deadly, changing the past or future ...
Time: 15th century, ancient history, year 1986, 2010s
Place: spain, texas, london
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Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, crimes, fight, crime boss, tragic hero, unlikely partners, anti hero, danger, dishonesty, corrupt law enforcer, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, eastern europe
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Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, double agent, spy, espionage, female spy, cia, strong female lead, secret service, chase, assassination, russian, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, washington d.c. ...
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Blow Out (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: assassination, conspiracy, political conspiracy, politics, amateur detective, state affairs, witnessing a crime, hitman, crimes, dishonesty, nobody believes, life turned upside down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, california
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Anthropoid (2016)
Genre: Biography, History, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich
Style: factual, emotional, realistic, clever, talky ...
Plot: third reich, assassination, female protagonist, nazi, assassin, betrayal, friendship between men, suspicion, conspiracy, repression, ss, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, year 1938
Place: prague, germany, prague czechoslovakia, czechoslovakia, central europe ...
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JFK (1991)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, disturbing, factual ...
Plot: president, investigation, kennedy assassination, political conspiracy, assassination, cia, fighting the system, evidence, political corruption, district attorney, government, legal investigation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: new orleans, cuba, vietnam, washington d.c., texas
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, politics, terrorism, secret agents, murder, vengeance, assassination, jewish, revenge, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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The Conspirator (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
Style: thought provoking, serious, captivating, factual, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, historical character, civil war, assassination, lawyer, president, conspiracy, boarding house, trial, death sentence, legal, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 18th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., england, california
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Parkland (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, fbi, kennedy assassination, doctors and patients, state affairs, society, deadly, power relations, americana, secret service, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, california
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The Double (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, assassination, investigation, special agents, crime, ex law enforcer, hunt down, deadly, crimes, espionage, assassin, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, mexico, washington d.c., paris france, russia
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Interview with the Assassin (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Out of work TV cameraman Ron Kobelski is approached by his formerly reclusive neighbor Walter Ohlinger. Ohlinger claims that he was the mysterious "second gunman" that shot and killed President Kennedy. Ohlinger has kept quiet all these ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: assassination, politics, conspiracy, paranoia, state affairs, investigation, society, americana, crimes, murder, dishonesty, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1963
Place: texas, america, usa, dallas texas
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The Naked Runner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sam Laker is an American industrialist, working in Britain, who has just been awarded an international award for industrial design. He is planning to travel to East Germany to attend a trade show and show off his invention, taking his 10 year old ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: assassination, spy, secret agents, deadly, undercover, danger, espionage, holiday, on the run, invention, intelligence
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, germany
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Love & Anarchy (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in Fascist Italy before the outbreak of World War II, the story centers on Giannini's character, an anarchist who stays in a brothel while preparing to kill Benito Mussolini. Giannini's character, while preparing to assassinate ...
Style: offbeat, realistic, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, assassination, love and romance, life is a bitch, master and servant, friendship, political unrest, state affairs, sexual relations, redemption, sexual abuse, vengeance ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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The Assassination of Trotsky (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After having been forced to leave the Soviet Union 1929 Trotsky has ended up in Mexico 1940. He is still busy with the politics. Stalin has sent out an assassin, Frank Jacson. Jacson befriends a young communist and gets an invitation to ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: assassination, exile, society, rise and fall, on the run, chases and races, state affairs, folk hero, deadly, dishonesty, political intrigue, leadership ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, russia
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Hey Ram (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country. He sets out to kill him.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, based on true events
Plot: assassination, vengeance, massacre, hindu, political unrest, deadly, destiny, society, chaos and mayhem, state affairs, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: pakistan, middle east, india, asia
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Noon Sunday (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Guam, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mercenaries are hired to commit a political assassination.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, island, heroes, rivalry, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, leadership, intrigue, danger, mercenary, assassin ...
Time: 70s
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Megaville (1990)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the future, national boundaries have been broken down and two giant super-states remain—the bleak, oppressive, and totalitarian "Hemisphere," and the sprawling and futuristic "Megaville." Megaville has an elected president, ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: society, assassination, hitman, police officer, smuggler, amateur detective, undercover, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: future
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The President's Last Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On October 26, 1979, President Park Chung-hee, who had ruled South Korea since 1961, was assassinated by his director of intelligence. The film depicts the events of that night…
Style: biting, realistic, dark humor, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: assassination, politics, president, losing-it hero, secret agents, political intrigue, government agency, chief, dishonesty, gory, political unrest, head of state ...
Time: 70s
Place: seoul, korea, south korea
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Doomsday Gun (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Dr Gerald Bull was a genius at designing and building superguns (very large long range guns capable of shooting at ranges more than 100 miles). When an operational plan by the CIA to export sanctioned arms to apartheid-South Africa through him was ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, semi documentary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, mossad, military, saddam hussein, undercover, vengeance, fighting the system, political intrigue, government agency, dishonesty, wrongfully committed, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: iraq, middle east, brussels belgium
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Executive Action (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, frame up, politics, anti capitalism, political conspiracy, sniper, cia, assassin, government agency, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: year 1963
Place: dallas texas
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